photography inspirations

Sometimes there are lazy days, and when those happen, I find myself just at home without any plans of shooting, or touching my camera. It's tough when you want to have a fresh batch of photos yet the drive to even move is lacking. But with any hobby, I guess we really need to stay inspired or look for inspirations to keep going. 

What And Who Are Your Inspirations in Photography?

August 20, 2017

Long and spontaneous post ahead.

I really wanna say moms should travel solo instead of can, but I realized we all have different circumstances in life, and I can't just enforce traveling to anyone or any mom if that's not her kind of thing. So what brings me to this travel talk? Well, because I'm traveling! And for the most part of that travel, I'm solo.

News Flash: Moms Can Travel Solo Once In A While Too!

August 17, 2017

The Pyramid, IT Park, Cebu City

Last Saturday, I had to attend two blogger events, and one org meeting. I left the house as early as 7:30 AM and arrived home at around 10 PM. It was a jam-packed day; rushing from one event to another was exhausting. Nonetheless, my tummy was super happy! ;) 

Saturday Madness: The Pyramid, Lamps, And Some Good Food

August 9, 2017


*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. Featured photo from Pexels

We have always been fascinated by the nicknames given to the different US states. There is just something magical and intriguing about where their monikers come from. Names like the Sunshine State, Peace Garden State, Treasure State, and the Great Lakes State; these all play on our love of romance and mystery, and none more so than the name given to Missouri: The Show-Me State. 

Missouri Magic: It's Absolutely The Show-Me State

August 6, 2017

Minglanilla, Cebu

Last time, I shared my unexpected or unusual photowalk destination, and I was so glad I found time to explore. For that set, I opted for light and bright photos because I thought they'd fit the theme more. This time, I experimented once again, and tried going for desaturated images. 

Minglanilla, Cebu
*This photo is super grainy but I liked how this turned out. It looked like one of those iPhone presets was added to it. Hehe

We headed to the town center, and looked around. We went to the central school, and just observed people doing their own thing. It's pretty nostalgic to me - ya know, my school days were way past behind me but being in a school or any school actually brings back childhood memories. ;) 

Minglanilla, Cebu

Minglanilla, Cebu

Cotton candy! Growing up, I'd always buy one whenever available. It's too sweet! It's still too sweet until now, and tastes like you just ingested air, haha! But what can do you, it's a hit among the students! 

These girls couldn't let a photo op pass. I mean, back in high school or even college, we couldn't just snap a photo instantly all the time because that was the era when only the rich could really afford a smartphone. 

Facebook wasn't there yet. There was Friendster, but I don't think people created photo albums on it. People just uploaded a profile photo. Multiply was a more fit platform to have photo albums, but I remember really using it when I was already in college. Then I just started using Facebook during my last year in the university. 

So I'm just saying that looking at these girls felt like looking at myself and my friends back in the days. It was fun but it had to end. The memories will be forever though. 

This is how it's done, yes?

Ahh, I can see why she's so excited! ;)

And this building right here has caught my interest for so long because the structure is interesting, but ehh no wide lens so this will do for now. ;) 

Minglanilla, Cebu

That's it for today! Really hope to have more photowalks around town soon. See you on my next post! 

Kalye Serye: #ILoveMyTown Part 2 - The Nostalgia is Real

August 4, 2017

traveling without hassle and stress

*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. All photos are from Pixabay

Traveling - it's a lifestyle, isn't it? You have to be dedicated to lugging your position around behind you, riding on rickety old buses, and seeing some of the most god-forsaken corner of the world if you are going to get those blissful snapshot memories that will last a lifetime, right? Well, actually no that's wrong. 

Travel Talk: Traveling Without The Hassle and Stress

August 2, 2017

Minglanilla, Cebu

Finally! The rain stopped, and I got my lazy butt out from the house last Monday. If you remember, I mentioned in my previous post that I've been meaning to explore and do a photowalk around town here in Minglanilla. I didn't really have a concrete idea in mind but since I dragged my husband to this, he brought me to the most unexpected place.

#ILoveMyTown Part 1 - Shooting in the Most Unexpected Place

July 28, 2017

Havana, Cuba

*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. All photos are from Pixabay

For every artistic endeavor in exploring different countries, you want to find a place that is supremely photogenic but gives you a fantastic vacation experience. Cuba is undoubtedly the place for that. Cuba is a hotbed for tourists because of the beautiful sunshine, and also its rich and varied history (which is important for you to be versed in if you intend on going). There are also some amazing sights to feast your eyes (and your lens) on.

Exploring the Lovely Cuba: It's Good In... Any Season!

Lake Bled, Slovenia

*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. All photos are from Pixabay.

Are you currently in the process of planning your next trip away, and are feeling a little bored of the usual city escape or beach break? You can’t beat a beach break if you want to spend your time away relaxing, or a city escape if you want to shop and soak up some culture, but what if you’re someone who is keen to explore and push themselves to try new things and have new adventures? 

It’s All About Adventure: Travel Ideas Perfect For Explorers

July 26, 2017

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